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RDR First Impression May 23, 2010

I received Red Dead Redemption on Friday. I was thrilled to find it in the mailbox, but surprisingly, I resisted the urge to tear open the packaging and pop the game into the PS3. Instead, I ate lunch and read through the user guide. By the time I was done reading, I couldn’t wait to start playing. This game is going to be fantastic. 

Red Dead Redemption Map


I unfolded the map that was included and was amazed how huge this open world game map is. I think I read somewhere that it’s the largest open world map to date. All those places to explore! With names like Bear Claw Camp, an area where bears are abundant, and The Hanging Rock where a noose hangs from a tree on a large rock. 


I put the game in, it went through the installation process and then downloaded an update. I watched the opening story and was very impressed with the graphics. I played through the first 3 or 4 tutorial type missions that introduce you to navigating and interacting with the environment, people and animals. Then it was time to go exploring. I set a waypoint and galloped off. 

A saloon


I found flowers that you can pick and then sell them to a doctor. Animals that you kill for meat and skin then sell those to a local shopkeeper. I found people to interact with along the trail. Some need help in one way or another and others are sitting around a campfire and will tell you a tale. That’s just the beginning. There is so much to do in this game it will take months to finish. And I’m glad. 

Bonnie MacFarlane - owner of MacFarlane's Ranch and the first person that John works for.


3 Responses to “RDR First Impression”

  1. Don’t you just love a game that takes forever to finish? There’s so many disposable games out there that just take a week of not-very-solid play to work through so I love it when you get to spend some proper time with a game! 🙂

    • diversewoman Says:

      Those are my favorite kind of games, the ones that take forever to finish, especially if they are open world games. I hope you’re having a great summer!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Months to finish eh? And yet you’ve already hit platinum just the other day!

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